03 July 2017

Winter Shake

Winter is coming! and all the holidays with it! I decided to chill out and make a shaker for the winter holidays using an embossed clear panel and a sentiment stamped on the back of the shaker in a glittered frame.


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Putting It Together

I like shakers, they're a lot of fun.

I cut a panel of iridescent shimmery pearly thick mylar from Michaels and embossed it with a folder from Darice. I used a Spellbinders die to cut a from from thick glitter cardstock, also from Micheals, and white fun foam.

I stacked the three together to see how it would look. Oooo... Where the light hits the mylar directly it shines back pink but it really is clear with just a hint of pearl colours.

I stamped a sentiment on a panel of white to be the back of the shaker. I stamped the sentiment with a dark blue.  I used this sentiment because the 'spinkled' makes me think of snow and the shaker is snow. It's also a fun sentiment.

Holding it up, to make sure the sentiment is readable through the embossing. See how the light turns reflects pink.

I adhered the mylar panel to the frame with the raised embossing on the 'inside'.

I added the fun foam frame and decided to make the chamber a bit taller (easier to shake stuff) and added an additional frame of foam mounting tape.

I adhered three of the silver mirror snowflake confetti to the sentiment panel to have some immovable decoration. I got the snowflake confetti from Micheals years ago in an after Christmas sale. I've never seen it sold since. I filled the well of the shaker with a a couple glitters, a few of the snowflake confetti, and some large white iridescent sequins. One of the glitters is a blue-y sparkle.

I added the sentiment panel to the back to make a shaker sandwich.

 I then adhered the shaker to the card base and gave it a shake.

Once I started added a detail on the inside months ago, it now feels odd not to add something to the inside. I didn't want to add another sentiment so I just stamped a wreath in green.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Canada Day Krafty Krop: Challenge #5 - Sweet Sentiments
Addicted to Stamps and More: Holiday
Fab 'n' Funky: Crackers for Christmas
Scribbles Designs: Holiday Hoopla
Creative With Stamps: Celebrate
AAA Cards: Words Have Power
Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas: Anything Goes
Christmas All Year 'Round: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra: Anything Goes


  1. Really pretty shaker, loving all the pink! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  2. A wonderful shimmery, sparkly Christmas card...great technique and a lovely effect. Thank you for sharing with us at Fab N Funky.

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Fun sparkle, resembling ice. Lovely winter / Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  5. very nice and sparkly, Thank you for playing with us at AAA cards

  6. Lovely shaker card, lots of sparkle, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  7. Such a pretty shaker card. I love the acetate panel with all the snowflakes. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  8. Thanks for entering our CCAYR July challenge and both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  9. A lovely shaker card. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
    Kath x

  10. Oooo . . . this is sooo gorgeous!! I love how the light catches that pink and the embossing really just kicks everything up a notch! Love it! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  11. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  12. Beautiful shaker card! Thank you for joining us over at Creative With Stamps.
    Mary (DT)

  13. Thanks for sharing your Christmas shaker card with us… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our “Holiday Hoopla” challenge theme… please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  14. That's such a pretty shaker card! Love the embossed plastic!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  15. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round and we hope to see you again next month.

    Helen x


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